Morgan Johansson

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Morgan Johansson
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Minister for Justice
Assumed office
3 October 2014
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byBeatrice Ask
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
Assumed office
21 January 2019
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byHeléne Fritzon
In office
3 October 2014 – 27 July 2017
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byTobias Billström
Succeeded byHeléne Fritzon
Minister for Home Affairs
In office
27 July 2017 – 21 January 2019
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byAnders Ygeman
Succeeded byMikael Damberg
Personal details
Born (1970-05-14) 14 May 1970 (age 49)
Höganäs, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats

Morgan Johansson (full name: Tomas Morgan Johansson, born 14 May 1970 in Höganäs, Malmöhus County) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He has served as Minister for Home Affairs since 2017 and as Minister for Justice since 2014. He served as Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy from 2014 to 2017.[1]

Johansson was previously Minister for Public Health and Social Services in the Persson Cabinet from 2002 to 2006 and has been a Member of the Riksdag for the southern Skåne County electoral district since the 1998 elections. As a member of the opposition he was Chairman of the Committee on Justice of the Riksdag from 2010 to 2014.

Johansson worked as a journalist and editorial writer for the social democratic daily newspaper Arbetet Nyheterna 1994-1997 and as political expert in the Prime Minister's Office from 1997 to 1998.

In 2010 author Christer Isaksson described Johansson as a member of the left-leaning faction of the Social Democratic Party.[2] He is also a member of the Swedish Humanist Association and has previously served on the association board.

On Monday afternoon, March 23, 2015, Johansson was attacked at the Broby hospital asylum center in Broby, Östra Göinge Municipality, Skåne. A 25-year-old man charged at Johansson and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher. The attacker was quickly apprehended and Johansson was not injured in what was referred to as a premeditated assault.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden reveals new 'feminist' cabinet". The Local.se. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. ^ Isaksson, Christer (2010). Den nya vän(s)tern : [åt vilket håll går socialdemokraterna?]. Stockholm: Ekerlid. ISBN 978-91-7092-146-9
  3. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Minister attackerad på asylboende - P4 Kristianstad".

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Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the Riksdag for the south electoral district of Skåne County
1998–2014
Succeeded by
Marianne Pettersson
Preceded by
Ingvar Johnsson
Deputy chairman of the Riksdag's Committee on Justice
2002
Succeeded by
Susanne Eberstein
Preceded by
Ingela Thalén
Minister for Public Health
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Maria Larsson
Preceded by
Thomas Bodström
Chairman of the Riksdag's Committee on Justice
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Beatrice Ask
Preceded by
Beatrice Ask
Minister for Justice
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tobias Billström
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
2014–2017
Succeeded by
Heléne Fritzon
Preceded by
Anders Ygeman
Minister for Home Affairs
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Mikael Damberg
Preceded by
Heléne Fritzon
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
2019–present
Incumbent

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